John Portune/W6NBC returns to the OARC to help us build a 10-metre Moxon antenna. John is an amateur with over 25 articles published in his name. Following his presentation to the OARC in March of this year on foil antennas, there were so many requests to have John return that we reached out to him, and he has kindly agreed to speak to us again. Thanks, John.
As John explains, this is a great project for a new ham wanting to experience the coming peak of Sunspot Cycle 25. Also, the design of the Moxon is flexible enough that experienced builders can easily extend its capabilities to the lower HF bands. John considers it as an excellent antenna for portable and field day operation.
For those of us not in the know, the Moxon antenna or 'Moxon Rectangle' is a simple and mechanically robust two-element parasitic array, single-frequency antenna. The design is rectangular, with slightly less than half of the rectangle being the driven element (radiator) and the other part (slightly more than half) being the reflector. It is electrically equivalent to a two-element Yagi antenna with bent elements and without directors.
Come out and join us for John’s presentation and learn about building a Moxon antenna on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM (Eastern) (4:30 PM Pacific).
In advance of the May 11, 2022 meeting, OARC members will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.
Non-members are always welcome. Please send a request to EXECUTIVE at OARC.NET and ask for an invitation.